Students of the 21st century need to be creative, these skills will be paramount to their success as part of a technologically advanced society. Teaching students to answer tests prepares them to pass the rigors of school of yesteryear but not the real world in which they will live and need to survive in. The Ignite, Innovate, Integrate ICT conference assists those in attendance with ideas and starting points to introduce practical 21st century creative ideas into every classroom.
Ignite, Innovate, Integrate ICT Conference was successfully held at Melbourne’s Kingswood Primary School on 15 August
Key speakers and participants came together in workshops to focus on helping students best prepare for 21st Century employment
18 August 2014: Some of Australia’s top educators joined forces to share teaching strategies to empower Australian kids for the high-tech jobs of tomorrow. Broadband Solutions, one of Australia’s most successful business internet service providers was a key sponsor of the this year’s Ignite, Innovate, Integrate ICT Conference held at Melbourne’s Kingswood Primary School on Friday 15 August.
From computational thinking and digital media through to E-Learning, Coding, Assessment Apps and cyber-safety, Ignite, Innovate, Integrate brought together a range of thought leaders across critical focal areas. The keynote speakers included Dr Tim Kitchen, Chris Betcher, Nathan Jones and 14-year-old app developer Leio Oshima McLaren.
Sam Bashiry, Managing Director of Broadband Solutions said: “This was an incredible opportunity to share ideas, strategies and technology to best provide students with the real life skills they need to thrive in the 21st Century and the team at Broadband Solutions is thrilled to have helped facilitate the transfer of knowledge across key educators.”
The conference brought together educators from all over Australia who discussed how information technology can be more effectively taught in schools.
“Kingswood Primary School has a proud track record of thought leadership in skilling up our students in a high-tech environment,” said Aaron Cox from Kingswood Primary School. “Ignite, Innovate, Integrate allowed us to share the significant advances we’ve made with our own innovative ITC program, supported by the tailored fast, reliable internet solution which Broadband Solutions developed for us.
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